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Shakespeare and violence

Author: Reginald Anthony Foakes
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, cop. 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2002 book explores the nature of violence in Shakespeare's plays and its connection to our own time.

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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reginald Anthony Foakes
ISBN: 052182043X 9780521820431 0521527430 9780521527439
OCLC Number: 186157916
Description: xiii, 224 s. : ill.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction: 'Exterminate all the brutes'; 2. Shakespeare's culture of violence; 3. Shakespeare and the display of violence; 4. Plays and movies: Richard III and Romeo and Juliet; 5. Shakespeare on war: King John to Henry V; 6. Violence, Renaissance tragedy, and Hamlet; 7. The central tragedies and violence; 8. Roman violence and power games; 9. Violence and the late plays; 10. Afterword; Index.
Responsibility: R.A. Foakes.

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'... a clearly structured and lucid monograph ...'. The Times Literary Supplement 'Seamlessly integrates performance criticism in the pursuit of the book's thesis ... an excellent book which I have Read more...

 
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